Study at Durham

Study at a top ranking university

Global rankings

Durham University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. It consistently ranks as one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS World University Rankings:

  • A world top 100 university – QS World University Rankings 2018 and THE World University Rankings 2018
  • Ranked 4th in the UK – The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
  • Over 90% of subjects ranked in the UK top 10 – Complete University Guide 2018

World-class facilities

At Queen’s Campus and Durham City Campus you will have access to world-class facilities that include state-of-the-art lecture theatres, IT rooms, laboratories and libraries. The University Library in Durham City has an Archives and Special Collections section that attracts scholars from all over the world.

Research-led education

At Durham University you’ll join a community of world-leading academics who deliver cutting-edge research and curriculum. You will learn about the very latest developments in your subject area, and will be taught by inspiring teachers who are passionate about learning. Many subjects include research projects, real-life learning and exposure to new research papers. 

Top for employability

Students at Durham have excellent graduate prospects. The University has the highest graduate employment rate of any UK university, with 97.9 per cent of its graduates in work or further study three and a half years after graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17). Career support starts at the International Study Centre with our CareerAhead service, and continues throughout your degree at the University.

Colleges

Collingwood College at Durham University

Throughout your degree you will be part of one of Durham's historic colleges.